26-year-old Austin Markize Saddler of Polk Street in Taylorsville was arrested by Hickory Police at about 7:30 last Wednesday evening (October 27) on one felony count each of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of stolen property, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to half-an-ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting, delaying, or obstructing a public officer.
Hickory Police say Saddler was charged after he was found to be in possession of a stolen trailer. According to H.P.D.’s arrest report, he was also in possession of 41.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine and 1.2 grams of marijuana at the time of his arrest. As previously reported by WHKY, Saddler was arrested in August of this year for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia, along with one count of failure to appear in court for possession of stolen goods or property.
The suspect was taken into custody without incident Wednesday at a restaurant on Highway 70 S.E. in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $25,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of this afternoon. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled last Thursday (October 28) in Newton with another court date scheduled for November 18.